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Wishing We Could Linger in Languedoc

So, back to my story. Now where were we…. literally? Oh yes, we had just enjoyed a sunny, albeit windy, week in Provence. And we were headed north to the Loire Valley. Hubby had done his research and plotted our …

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Provence and Sunshine… Our Ongoing Journey Through France

Finally, finally two weeks into our trip to France, we arrived in Provence, and encountered sunshine and warmer temperatures. It was even hot one day. Ahhhh. That felt good. The best thing about staying in self-catered accommodation is the freedom …

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Up, Up, Up… On the Trail of the Tour De France

Remember the opening line of the “Friendly Giant,” that lovely children’s television show from the sixties? “Look up…. look wa-ay up?” Well, it kind of sums up the next couple of days of our trip. That’s because we were on …

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Enroute to Provence. Looking for Sun and Stress-Free Living.

Yep, we’re in Provence….finally. After several emotional days in the World War I battlefields of the north we were ready for sun and stress-free living. Ha! Let’s see, where shall I start? Rain, wind, GPS troubles, narrow one way streets with …

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Paying Our Respects … in Northern France

Our trip in France continues apace. Pace being the operative word. I think we bit off more than we could comfortably chew, in terms of how much ground we had hoped to cover in a month. Reminds me of when …

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Adventures and Misadventures in Paris

We’ve been in France for a week now …well, almost. We landed one week ago tomorrow morning. And our flight over was a sleepless, and uncomfortable night. I used to be able to sleep on a plane, not anymore. Somewhere …

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Going South

Last year. Today I’ve been thinking about last year. When we escaped the endless winter by going south… twice.  When we spent two weeks before Christmas in Costa Rica. A week on the west coast at a small resort near Quepos, where …

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Paris Dreaming

The view from my window these past three days has varied, to say the least. From brown grass and ice-covered river, to sideways snowfall, to nothing while the freezing rain pelted my window and obscured the view altogether, and finally to a limp, …

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Our Top 5 Tiny, Quirky Travel Destinations

It’s snowing today. And it’s still only November. Sigh. Just like last year. So this morning… as snow wafts down past the window of my den, Hubby is out chopping wood for the fireplace, and I’m sipping tea and leafing …

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Remembering Our Remembrance Day … In Australia

Since I was a kid, I’ve always thought that Remembrance Day was an important day. And never more so than when I was a teacher at John McCrae Secondary School, named for the Canadian doctor who wrote the iconic poem …

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